private secured pool, large enclosed garden, games room, five bedrooms
En Toutes Saisons Agency's team
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About En Toutes Saisons Agency's team
We are based in Cénac and Saint Cyprien, in the heart of the Dordogne, and act as year round caretakers for the beautiful residences we look after, all within a 30kms radius of our office. We know them inside and out, and so can recommend the most suitable property for you. In the majority of cases, our properties are second homes, regularly occupied by the owners. As such they are fully equipped and benefit from a superior comfort and decoration. By renting through us you avoid the middleman and so benefit from rental prices free of commission charges. You can see our wide selection of holiday homes on our site: http://www.holiday-gites-dordogne.com We look forward to welcoming you soon to the Dordogne! The En Toutes Saisons Team
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Feedback on experience of staying
The property has character but is basic in the fixtures and fittings, and a little amount of euro's spent on it would make a real difference. We were 6 adults and 4 children for 2 weeks , but only 2 adults for the first 6 days.
First surprise was ( and I don't think I missed this on the website) was that there is an allowance for electricity (400kwhr) which I was told would be enough) and after discussion if more was used then it would be charged at 0.50E /kwhr . We didn't use all the allowance , but then we were not that many for 2 weeks ,and did not have cold weather when more would have been used. Also checking its only0.15E from EDF so big mark up. Advise would be to make this clear on website, and to reduce and costs of over usage to the cost of the electricity. There was also the need to put deposit of 400Euros which fortunately I had, but again I don't think this was made clear on website. So this was the first experience which was unsettling. The railway line which runs right next to property I had discovered before by looking at google Earth and checking numbers of trains , and wasn't a problem. The property was generraly secure if you have children, but there was two large gaps in fencing to railway which I had to block with logs. This needs fixing. Inside little things, like side lights not plugged in , and no towel rail holder for towel in downstairs loo, no covers for waste bins in utility room just missed the trick on making things feel more like a holiday home . The pool area is great, and in the summer that's where you 'lived' It was regularly cleaned etc, and there is a great barbecue. Good play area for kids. (apart for holes in fence ! Missing from the description was the hairdryer and when questioned it was just a no, so we had to go out and buy one. Its a great open house with plenty of room and very good sized bedrooms etc . The location of the property is great for Belves which is not overcrowded ineven in the peak of summer hols, and the property is also well located for other main towns attractions.
Overall the family experience was great but could have just been that little bit better if small things were there, and expectations were understood at beginning. Would recommend but would highlight the above and would have given 4 stars + if the things pointed out had not occurred. The owner does did not speak English which probably didn't help,but she was very nice,and got her daughter on phone to help which was helpful
La maison est conforme à la description. Il y a beaucoup de centres d'intérêts à 30 mn environ en voiture. Le jardin n'est pas immense mais largement suffisant avec des jeux pour les enfants. Nous n'avons pas eu besoin de beaucoup chauffé (la dernière soirée uniquement) pourtant le forfait prévu (200 KWh) a été dépassé. A prévoir donc, en particulier en période froide, un supplément d’électricité en fin de séjour.
Nous reviendrons avec plaisir...
Patouly is situated at just 2kms from the bastide village of Belvès, one of the "most beautiful villages of France".
It is the ideal departure point for exploring the region with its well known tourist attractions of the Dordogne and Vezere valleys:
* The medieval towns and villages (Belvès, Sarlat, Beynac, Limeuil....)
* The Bastide circuit (Monpazier, beaumont, Molières...)
* The castles (Castelnaud, Les Milandes...)
Numerous sporting and leisure activities are available in the immediate area:
* Walking, cycling and horseriding
* Golf (9 and 18 holes) in the neighbouring village of Siorac
* Hot air ballooning
* River bathing